Bacon wrapped dates
Datteri e pancetta
Bacon wrapped dates make the best stuzzichini finger food imaginable. So sweet, salt and crunchy, easy to prepare even in large quantities and absolutely irresistible as a nibble.
According to Wikipedia bacon wrapped dates are also called devils on a horseback, and as such they are variation over ‘angels on a horseback’ that were oysters wrapped in bacon. This would indicate that the hot savoury appetizer is originally a British invention. Today it is served all over the Europe and North America in various interpretations. You can stuff the dates with ricotta or feta cheese, almonds and pistachio, spice them up with a sprig of rosemary, use speck or lardo instead of bacon or pancetta and replace the dates with chestnut or water chestnut. In other words bacon wrapped dates can easily be given a personal touch and twist. This however is the basic recipe.
20 slices of bacon or pancetta
Remove the stones from the fruit.
Wrap each date in a slice of bacon
Skewer each bacon date with a toothpick, if you like
Bake the bacon wrapped dates in a preheated oven at 200 C / 400 F for about 20 minutes until crisp and golden.
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… and really, WHO DOESN’T want their Date Wrapped in BACON? :-D
This was my favorite item at Over The Tappas in Bozeman, Montana. Mmmmmm.
My view exactly:D
I love the play on words here! So creative! I have actually had something similar to this before. It was heavenly! Thanks for sharing. :-)
My pleasure – It’s the sort of snack anyone can find time to make.
Dates and bacon now added to this weeks shopping list!
Glad to hear that:)
This post is definitely getting pinned to my “Delicious Temptations” boards. Yum. Actually made me think about bacon-wrapped water chestnuts that I love at a restaurant in Milwaukee. Totally craving them now, too.
Yes, water chestnut in bacon are great to. They have a better crunch.
What a lovely appetizer these would make! Also love that they don’t seem too difficult…always a plus in my book!:-)
Almost as easy as crisps and dip.
OH, I want some! I want some right away! I’ll have to see if I can get them from around here… if not, I’ll have to learn and do it myself.
Doesn’t take much practice.
One of my favorite things!
Dates? Bacon? Or both together?
So happy to find your blog. I just came back from Italy and spent time in Puglia rented a trulli and had the most wonderful time. Will be a faithful follower.
Glad you shared my love of Puglia. And will drop by occasionally:)
YUM! When I order these at restaurants, I get irritated if they come early. I prefer them for dessert! The recipe seems deceptionally simple….